Today is Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the 70s, with mostly cloudy skies and a chance for rain throughout the state. See what weather is in store for the rest of the day here. Here’s the latest on gas prices in Maine. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
The latest on the coronavirus in Maine
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention will release the latest COVID-19 data by 9:30 a.m. Check out our tracker for more information.
Bruce Poliquin gets A grade but no NRA endorsement over Jared Golden
It will be the first time since 2014 that Bruce Poliquin will not be endorsed by the National Rifle Association.
3 dozen Republicans hit BDN for ‘far-left’ agenda, refusing to answer voter-guide questions
The survey of all candidates in the 186 races for seats in both chambers of the Legislature is a regular feature of the BDN’s election coverage.
Glenburn senior apartments have some of Maine’s highest PFAS levels in drinking water
A water sample from Sunny Gables Elderly Housing Apartments showed PFAS levels more than seven times higher than the state standard.
PFAS may concentrate over time in landfills near Penobscot Nation
PFAS contamination from the landfills threaten the traditional foods and tribal traditions of the Penobscot Indian Nation.
PLUS: Lawmakers are questioning the selection of Sevee & Maher Engineering to lead a study of PFAS in landfill leachate. Sevee & Maher has long-standing ties with both active state-owned landfills.
Zombies tried to take over Madawaska Sunday night
Select Board member Jason Boucher is confident that, if life were to imitate art, the town could fend off the zombie hordes.
Fort Kent residents pick 7.5 tons of potatoes for neighbors experiencing food insecurity
The potatoes will be given to food pantries, community cupboards, child care centers and schools around Aroostook County.
The Pine Tree Trail was supposed to be Maine’s answer to Route 66
The Pine Tree Trail was an automobile trail that lawmakers hoped would compel travelers to explore as much of the state as possible.
Bangor schools partner with UMaine to identify racial and socioeconomic disparities
The partnership is the latest step the school department has announced in recent months to tackle racism and other forms of discrimination.
UMaine System sets the stage for a presidential search it was forced to restart
But the university system has yet to decide whether it will rely on an outside search firm to coordinate the process.
Castine’s historic British Canal signs keep getting stolen
The markers near the British Canal have been stolen or vandalized four times in the past two years.
Old seafood sign that once drew people from I-95 taken down in Waterville
The sign was associated with the former Weathervane Seafood Restaurant, which closed in January 2016.
Maine costume maker claims retail giants undercut her business through copyright theft
Ellen Okolita is accusing Walmart.com LLC, Amazon.com Inc. and Ebay Inc. of illegally using the photos she used to market her costumes.
Maine couple frees entangled bald eagles that crashed into the water
Lynne Thompson and Scott Crockett were enjoying a beautiful morning when they saw two eagles become entangled in midair.
In other Maine news …
Invasive tree-destroying insect found in Acadia National Park
Nova Scotia premier disappointed with Bar Harbor ferry service passenger numbers
Portland Mayor Kate Snyder won’t seek reelection
Nearly quarter of Portland students are chronically absent
Portland police on high alert due to spike in violence
2 seriously injured in Old Port shooting
Man seriously injured in Auburn shooting
Massachusetts man accused of raping child arrested in central Maine
New York man drowns in Franklin County
Canadian students help offset an in-state enrollment drop at UMaine Presque Isle
Program helps Mainers leave nursing homes and regain independence
UMaine football coach finds something to celebrate in team’s 2nd straight loss